Wow, there is a lot to unpack here. Again, the poster wasn't posting a political opinion - he was posting information about someone hired by GB News about their politics, in this case a particularly mad conspiracy theory (hence the emoticon). Again, I think it is fair to discuss the political leanings of the presenters they will hire as there will be opinion based programmes the channel, as shown by Andrew Neil's tweets (with his clear political agenda behind the channel) and the tweets of those employed thus far. E.g. "They [presenters] will be able to give their own views too".Alan de Robson wrote: ↑Sun 02 May, 2021 13.30 The use of that emoji made me think that the poster was one of those virtue signalling, sanctimonious left wing arseholes which he or she probably is.
There's nowt wrong with being left wing but there is a problem when someone with a particular set of beliefs (left wing or right wing) is so convinced of how right they are about everything that anyone who disagrees is either:
- a fascist, a communist, racist, anti trans - the list goes on or
- they haven't done the research, they have been brainwashed by the other side, or they lack critical thinking abilities
I and the vast majority of others aren't interested in your political opinion in the context of a TV presentation discussion. It pollutes and toxifies threads, so much so that it poisoned many threads on the old TV Forum.
It is perfectly possible to not discuss the political leanings of a channel or its presenters. If you feel you can't, don't contribute to the thread.
For example, C4 News does lean left and so does Jon Snow. I had nothing particular to say on either other than that so I didn't contribute to the conversation.
If you're that desperate to share your political thoughts with everyone else, do so on MP.
Why not have "GB News Presentation" on TVLF and "GB News Editorial Comments" on MP247? Is it really that hard for the politicos on here?
"C4 News does lean left" - well, no it doesn't. It's an Ofcom regulated news bulletin like BBC, ITV and Sky. It focuses less on showbiz or royal stories than the others, but it does not "lean left". It is also not an opinion based news programme, as some of those on GB News will be, which is why I think it's fair to discuss the public political leanings of those who will be hired by GB News.